University of Utah Job Description
Responsible for processing all donor referrals by telephone and e-mail; performing medical screening to determine eligibility and suitability of referrals for eye donation; obtaining legal authorization for eye tissue donation; coordinating a recovery; obtaining a medical/social history from donor family; communicating effectively with all referral sources; initiating, maintaining, and completing all electronic and donor records.
Associate’s degree in sociology, psychology, social sciences, a related field or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); plus one year of related experience. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Certification as an Eye Bank Technician or Nursing Assistant is preferred.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated vaccination requirements, or be approved for an exemption, prior to the first day of work. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
1. Interview referring hospital healthcare professionals concerning medical history of potential donors to determine donor eligibility.
2. Document all information for each potential donor referral in the ULEB referral database.
3. Screening every potential case in applicable Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
4. Obtain recorded authorization over the phone, and complete a medical/social history questionnaire over the phone.
5. Coordinate ocular tissue recoveries for each donor with the on-call Eye Bank Tissue Recovery Specialist and the transportation of ocular tissue procured from outlying locations to the ULEB office.
6. Other donor related duties as assigned.
This position resolves concerns of grieving families and facilitates donation in a sensitive, caring and respectable manner.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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